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Kate Orff lectures at EKU

apr 24, 2014

TOXIC BEAUTY

Thursday, April 24 / 7:30PM
O’Donnell Hall of the Whitlock Building

Noted landscape architect Kate Orff will speak about “Toxic Beauty” when she delivers a Chautauqua lecture at Eastern Kentucky University on Thursday, April 24.

Orff’s presentation, the final lecture in a year-long series entitled “Beauty Matters,” will begin at 7:30 p.m. in O’Donnell Hall of the Whitlock Building. The event is free and open to the public.

BEAUTY MATTERS

The Chautauqua Lecture Series Committee chooses “Beauty Matters,” broadly and ambiguously construed, as the theme for the series for the academic year 2013-2014. The series aims to explore the many dimensions of this theme (beauty in nature, art, life, etc.) and encourage critical reflections on it. One of the highlights of the series is the various explorations of what may be called “the beauty of difference,” such as the beauty of conjoined twins, of kids with albinism and other conditions that affect their physical appearance, of eco-trash couture, of reality shows, and of Louisiana’s Chemical Corridor between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, an area of intense chemical production where unusual occurrences of cancer were discovered. As usual, we strive to approach the theme from a large variety of disciplinary and professional perspectives (beauty in sport, architecture, mathematics, philosophy, etc.) and tackle a wide

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